As 2016 comes to an end, cosmetic surgeons look back at some of the most popular procedures of the year. The most popular procedures reflect what is most desired among patients these days as well as what people see as being the most desirable attributes found among models and celebrities. In addition, with the rise in selfies and other photographic social media options, many are discovering things about their bodies that they wish to change.
One of the main trends that cosmetic surgeons across the United States saw in 2016 was an uptick in procedures involving the chin and the neck. This was true even for men who wished to see their jawline be made more precise and to get rid of any excessive flabby skin and tissues around the neck. Facelifts and neck lifts can be helpful in this area as can chin implants for those who deal with receding chins. Since Kybella was recently approved by the FDA, it has become hugely popular for neck improvements.
Next, while breast augmentation remains a popular procedure among women, it has gone down in popularity in the past several years. Women who do receive breast augmentations are seen to be choosing smaller implants than they chose even 5 to 10 years ago.
Finally, challenges with the lower abdomen have brought in numerous individuals in 2016 for liposuctions and tummy tucks. Both have been used with great success, but the cosmetic surgeon will need to let patients know which option is the best for individual concerns. Also more popular lately is the mommy makeover, which can include a variety of procedures, such as a breast lift with augmentation, a tummy tuck and a thigh lift. This can improve multiple areas of the body following stretching of the skin and fatty deposits after pregnancies.